As Johnny continues to clean and organize his basement, more cardboard boxes full of “treasure” have appeared. For instance, right now we have a box full of letters and cancelled checks and other papers from 1933-1949.
The letter tells of the attempt to purchase 40 acres from Mr. M., as it would square off a pasture and keep range cattle back as “they bother us a great deal in the jog of the fence.” If he didn’t want to sell, perhaps he would want to pay for fencing wire.
Oh, my, this went back and forth… Mr. M. didn’t sign any interest bearing note for the wire, though he agreed to pay $225, if there was a signed agreement for the ownership of the fence. Then Mr. M. was 200 head short of his cattle (they must have been stolen), so he couldn’t pay cash money. Would we be interested in some calves or bulls?
Why, yes, but how would we get them as the gentleman lived near Casper? Perhaps he should just sell them and give Greet Brothers the cash money… We were the ones out hard cash…
“I might offer this as a suggestion for a price on the calves. We shipped one steer calf last fall and he brought us $15.00 gross in Omaha.”
While the letters were quite polite, I wasn’t sure if I should read between the lines!
I haven’t gone through all the papers. I don’t know if Mr. M. paid us or not!Let's Socialize...